Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

The #1 New York Times bestseller "An incredible book... you teach guys and gals about leadership and you've helped not only military guys but families." - Megyn Kelly "You show in the book how to motivate... thanks for writing the book Extreme Ownership." Bill O'Reilly "[Jocko] is the co-author of an incredible new book - which I've been loving. Trust me. Buy it." - Tim Ferri The #1 New York Times bestseller "An incredible book... you teach guys and gals about leadership and you'v...

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Title:Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
Author:Jocko Willink
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Genres:Leadership
ISBN:1250067057
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win Reviews

  • Brian
    Nov 01, 2015

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

  • Marrije
    Jan 01, 2017

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

    Very repetitive and a slow read. At times, it read like a textbook that felt the need to point out the same principles over and over again. The format didn't really work for me either. Every chapter tells a story about the authors' time spent fighting in Iraq (both were Navy Seals). Th...

    A must read for Leaders! I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact. Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it. It can also refresh you...

    Ha! I liked this a lot. I don't usually read this kind of stuff, because I'm not a big fan of war or war books. But I'm getting a lot out of it. Maybe precisely because it's different to what I usually read - and it's great to get broader perspectives on things. Jocko and Leif are doin...

    Should be required reading for all leaders. Extreme ownership is a philosophy that can be applied to all aspects of life. In that regard, it should be required reading for anyone looking to take back their life and accomplish their mission. Reading this has been an honor and a priv...

    So, I put this book down back in March to take a break from the arrogance that permeated every paragraph. After having a conversation with an ex-army major, I tried it again. It does present some good leadership advice even if the context is a little off. Like, not everyone is trying t...

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    Jocko (the author) has a podcast; it's well worth a listen. This is a weird book - half war memoir, half 'be a better leader' book. It kinda works, and it kinda doesn't. That being said it's well worth a read if you're in a 'leadership' position. ...

    Unpleasant (I don't care for all this talk about 'savage, brutal, cowardly insurgents'), but useful. ...

  • Rachel Bayles
    Jan 24, 2016

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

  • Jonathan Maas
    Mar 14, 2018

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

  • Lucy
    Apr 10, 2018

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

    Very repetitive and a slow read. At times, it read like a textbook that felt the need to point out the same principles over and over again. The format didn't really work for me either. Every chapter tells a story about the authors' time spent fighting in Iraq (both were Navy Seals). Th...

    A must read for Leaders! I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact. Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it. It can also refresh you...

    Ha! I liked this a lot. I don't usually read this kind of stuff, because I'm not a big fan of war or war books. But I'm getting a lot out of it. Maybe precisely because it's different to what I usually read - and it's great to get broader perspectives on things. Jocko and Leif are doin...

    Should be required reading for all leaders. Extreme ownership is a philosophy that can be applied to all aspects of life. In that regard, it should be required reading for anyone looking to take back their life and accomplish their mission. Reading this has been an honor and a priv...

    So, I put this book down back in March to take a break from the arrogance that permeated every paragraph. After having a conversation with an ex-army major, I tried it again. It does present some good leadership advice even if the context is a little off. Like, not everyone is trying t...

    ?????????? ??? ???? ?? ?? ?? ???? ???????? «???» ????? ?????? ?????? ????. ??? ???? ???? ????? ?? ??? ????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ????????? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?...

    Jocko (the author) has a podcast; it's well worth a listen. This is a weird book - half war memoir, half 'be a better leader' book. It kinda works, and it kinda doesn't. That being said it's well worth a read if you're in a 'leadership' position. ...

    Unpleasant (I don't care for all this talk about 'savage, brutal, cowardly insurgents'), but useful. ...

    GET AFTER IT This is an important book to read. It encompasses multiple issues that creep up sometimes unknowingly within a company. One could skip many business books and read this one alone. I would want to pass this around my company but there are likely too many that may find it...

    This book really helped me take extreme ownership for my life and stop blaming others, be they subordinates or superiors. It has helped me achieve less anger and thus more peace in my life. the book has a very engaging format with war story followed by lesson learned and a story fro...

    An easy and pleasant read, but with a lot of value to me. I finally understand the importance of the individual mindset of the leader. The ownership/personal responsibility/... which is key. It illustrated for me why to "start with why" It showed me how "personal responsibility" ...

    The problem with books that get built up is that they often don't live up to the hype. Prior to reading this book I'd listened to hours of Jocko Willink doing interviews on different podcasts as well as hosting his own. I had a good idea of his ethos and worldview. What I didn't have w...

    Another great book at the beginning of 2017! This book is part business-self-help and part Navy-SEALs-in-combat. I was skeptical that it would be a good combination. It was great. The authors, though having spent many years in the military, do seem to understand how businesses should w...

    If your company is struggling with any sort of issue, this book has a resolution: Extreme Ownership. Extreme Ownership means taking full responsibility for mistakes made under your leadership and making the proper adjustments to prevent those mistakes from happening again. Leif Babin a...

    I was given this book to read for work. Its premise is that the mindset and principles used by U.S. Navy Seals can be implemented to improve any leadership team. The voyeuristic part of me found the look into the brave and rigorous world of these men compelling. The stories are fascina...

    Me gusto el concepto de extreme ownership, uno debe planear para todos los riesgos , tener un curso de accion pero siempre estar listo para afrontar la realidad "desacoplandote" de ella o de tu ego y asi ver el todo. Aqui algunas cosas que recuerdo 1. Commander's Intent 2. Todos d...

    Není to kniha pro ka?dého. Ne ka?dý unese, ?e jako leader má p?ímou a neoddiskutovatelnou odpov?dnost za v?ci, které ?ídí. Mnoho lidí si zvyklo svalovat vinu na v?echny kolem sebe. Tomu Jocko ve své knize d?lá rázný konec. Je to bývalý voják, tak?e se s v?cmi...

  • Lorilin
    Aug 20, 2015

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

  • Giovanni
    Aug 23, 2015

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

  • Mart
    Nov 14, 2015

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

  • Mark Marquez
    Dec 15, 2016

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

    Very repetitive and a slow read. At times, it read like a textbook that felt the need to point out the same principles over and over again. The format didn't really work for me either. Every chapter tells a story about the authors' time spent fighting in Iraq (both were Navy Seals). Th...

    A must read for Leaders! I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact. Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it. It can also refresh you...

    Ha! I liked this a lot. I don't usually read this kind of stuff, because I'm not a big fan of war or war books. But I'm getting a lot out of it. Maybe precisely because it's different to what I usually read - and it's great to get broader perspectives on things. Jocko and Leif are doin...

    Should be required reading for all leaders. Extreme ownership is a philosophy that can be applied to all aspects of life. In that regard, it should be required reading for anyone looking to take back their life and accomplish their mission. Reading this has been an honor and a priv...

  • Kara
    Jan 12, 2017

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

    Very repetitive and a slow read. At times, it read like a textbook that felt the need to point out the same principles over and over again. The format didn't really work for me either. Every chapter tells a story about the authors' time spent fighting in Iraq (both were Navy Seals). Th...

    A must read for Leaders! I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact. Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it. It can also refresh you...

    Ha! I liked this a lot. I don't usually read this kind of stuff, because I'm not a big fan of war or war books. But I'm getting a lot out of it. Maybe precisely because it's different to what I usually read - and it's great to get broader perspectives on things. Jocko and Leif are doin...

    Should be required reading for all leaders. Extreme ownership is a philosophy that can be applied to all aspects of life. In that regard, it should be required reading for anyone looking to take back their life and accomplish their mission. Reading this has been an honor and a priv...

    So, I put this book down back in March to take a break from the arrogance that permeated every paragraph. After having a conversation with an ex-army major, I tried it again. It does present some good leadership advice even if the context is a little off. Like, not everyone is trying t...

    ?????????? ??? ???? ?? ?? ?? ???? ???????? «???» ????? ?????? ?????? ????. ??? ???? ???? ????? ?? ??? ????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ????????? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?...

    Jocko (the author) has a podcast; it's well worth a listen. This is a weird book - half war memoir, half 'be a better leader' book. It kinda works, and it kinda doesn't. That being said it's well worth a read if you're in a 'leadership' position. ...

    Unpleasant (I don't care for all this talk about 'savage, brutal, cowardly insurgents'), but useful. ...

    GET AFTER IT This is an important book to read. It encompasses multiple issues that creep up sometimes unknowingly within a company. One could skip many business books and read this one alone. I would want to pass this around my company but there are likely too many that may find it...

    This book really helped me take extreme ownership for my life and stop blaming others, be they subordinates or superiors. It has helped me achieve less anger and thus more peace in my life. the book has a very engaging format with war story followed by lesson learned and a story fro...

    An easy and pleasant read, but with a lot of value to me. I finally understand the importance of the individual mindset of the leader. The ownership/personal responsibility/... which is key. It illustrated for me why to "start with why" It showed me how "personal responsibility" ...

    The problem with books that get built up is that they often don't live up to the hype. Prior to reading this book I'd listened to hours of Jocko Willink doing interviews on different podcasts as well as hosting his own. I had a good idea of his ethos and worldview. What I didn't have w...

    Another great book at the beginning of 2017! This book is part business-self-help and part Navy-SEALs-in-combat. I was skeptical that it would be a good combination. It was great. The authors, though having spent many years in the military, do seem to understand how businesses should w...

  • Greta Stuhlsatz
    Aug 20, 2017

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

    Very repetitive and a slow read. At times, it read like a textbook that felt the need to point out the same principles over and over again. The format didn't really work for me either. Every chapter tells a story about the authors' time spent fighting in Iraq (both were Navy Seals). Th...

    A must read for Leaders! I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact. Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it. It can also refresh you...

    Ha! I liked this a lot. I don't usually read this kind of stuff, because I'm not a big fan of war or war books. But I'm getting a lot out of it. Maybe precisely because it's different to what I usually read - and it's great to get broader perspectives on things. Jocko and Leif are doin...

    Should be required reading for all leaders. Extreme ownership is a philosophy that can be applied to all aspects of life. In that regard, it should be required reading for anyone looking to take back their life and accomplish their mission. Reading this has been an honor and a priv...

    So, I put this book down back in March to take a break from the arrogance that permeated every paragraph. After having a conversation with an ex-army major, I tried it again. It does present some good leadership advice even if the context is a little off. Like, not everyone is trying t...

  • Eat.Sleep.Lift.Read.
    Aug 28, 2017

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

    Very repetitive and a slow read. At times, it read like a textbook that felt the need to point out the same principles over and over again. The format didn't really work for me either. Every chapter tells a story about the authors' time spent fighting in Iraq (both were Navy Seals). Th...

    A must read for Leaders! I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact. Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it. It can also refresh you...

    Ha! I liked this a lot. I don't usually read this kind of stuff, because I'm not a big fan of war or war books. But I'm getting a lot out of it. Maybe precisely because it's different to what I usually read - and it's great to get broader perspectives on things. Jocko and Leif are doin...

    Should be required reading for all leaders. Extreme ownership is a philosophy that can be applied to all aspects of life. In that regard, it should be required reading for anyone looking to take back their life and accomplish their mission. Reading this has been an honor and a priv...

    So, I put this book down back in March to take a break from the arrogance that permeated every paragraph. After having a conversation with an ex-army major, I tried it again. It does present some good leadership advice even if the context is a little off. Like, not everyone is trying t...

    ?????????? ??? ???? ?? ?? ?? ???? ???????? «???» ????? ?????? ?????? ????. ??? ???? ???? ????? ?? ??? ????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ????????? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?...

    Jocko (the author) has a podcast; it's well worth a listen. This is a weird book - half war memoir, half 'be a better leader' book. It kinda works, and it kinda doesn't. That being said it's well worth a read if you're in a 'leadership' position. ...

  • Mohammad
    May 15, 2017

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

    Very repetitive and a slow read. At times, it read like a textbook that felt the need to point out the same principles over and over again. The format didn't really work for me either. Every chapter tells a story about the authors' time spent fighting in Iraq (both were Navy Seals). Th...

    A must read for Leaders! I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact. Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it. It can also refresh you...

    Ha! I liked this a lot. I don't usually read this kind of stuff, because I'm not a big fan of war or war books. But I'm getting a lot out of it. Maybe precisely because it's different to what I usually read - and it's great to get broader perspectives on things. Jocko and Leif are doin...

    Should be required reading for all leaders. Extreme ownership is a philosophy that can be applied to all aspects of life. In that regard, it should be required reading for anyone looking to take back their life and accomplish their mission. Reading this has been an honor and a priv...

    So, I put this book down back in March to take a break from the arrogance that permeated every paragraph. After having a conversation with an ex-army major, I tried it again. It does present some good leadership advice even if the context is a little off. Like, not everyone is trying t...

    ?????????? ??? ???? ?? ?? ?? ???? ???????? «???» ????? ?????? ?????? ????. ??? ???? ???? ????? ?? ??? ????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ????????? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?...

  • Colin Ho
    Oct 20, 2016

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

    Very repetitive and a slow read. At times, it read like a textbook that felt the need to point out the same principles over and over again. The format didn't really work for me either. Every chapter tells a story about the authors' time spent fighting in Iraq (both were Navy Seals). Th...

    A must read for Leaders! I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact. Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it. It can also refresh you...

    Ha! I liked this a lot. I don't usually read this kind of stuff, because I'm not a big fan of war or war books. But I'm getting a lot out of it. Maybe precisely because it's different to what I usually read - and it's great to get broader perspectives on things. Jocko and Leif are doin...

  • Bill Fairclough
    Dec 08, 2018

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

  • Valentin Cristea
    Apr 21, 2016

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

  • Kate
    Feb 14, 2016

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

  • Jd
    Jun 21, 2016

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

    Very repetitive and a slow read. At times, it read like a textbook that felt the need to point out the same principles over and over again. The format didn't really work for me either. Every chapter tells a story about the authors' time spent fighting in Iraq (both were Navy Seals). Th...

  • David Huff
    Apr 04, 2017

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

  • Michelle Drucker
    Jul 24, 2015

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

    Very repetitive and a slow read. At times, it read like a textbook that felt the need to point out the same principles over and over again. The format didn't really work for me either. Every chapter tells a story about the authors' time spent fighting in Iraq (both were Navy Seals). Th...

    A must read for Leaders! I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact. Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it. It can also refresh you...

    Ha! I liked this a lot. I don't usually read this kind of stuff, because I'm not a big fan of war or war books. But I'm getting a lot out of it. Maybe precisely because it's different to what I usually read - and it's great to get broader perspectives on things. Jocko and Leif are doin...

    Should be required reading for all leaders. Extreme ownership is a philosophy that can be applied to all aspects of life. In that regard, it should be required reading for anyone looking to take back their life and accomplish their mission. Reading this has been an honor and a priv...

    So, I put this book down back in March to take a break from the arrogance that permeated every paragraph. After having a conversation with an ex-army major, I tried it again. It does present some good leadership advice even if the context is a little off. Like, not everyone is trying t...

    ?????????? ??? ???? ?? ?? ?? ???? ???????? «???» ????? ?????? ?????? ????. ??? ???? ???? ????? ?? ??? ????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ????????? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?...

    Jocko (the author) has a podcast; it's well worth a listen. This is a weird book - half war memoir, half 'be a better leader' book. It kinda works, and it kinda doesn't. That being said it's well worth a read if you're in a 'leadership' position. ...

    Unpleasant (I don't care for all this talk about 'savage, brutal, cowardly insurgents'), but useful. ...

    GET AFTER IT This is an important book to read. It encompasses multiple issues that creep up sometimes unknowingly within a company. One could skip many business books and read this one alone. I would want to pass this around my company but there are likely too many that may find it...

    This book really helped me take extreme ownership for my life and stop blaming others, be they subordinates or superiors. It has helped me achieve less anger and thus more peace in my life. the book has a very engaging format with war story followed by lesson learned and a story fro...

    An easy and pleasant read, but with a lot of value to me. I finally understand the importance of the individual mindset of the leader. The ownership/personal responsibility/... which is key. It illustrated for me why to "start with why" It showed me how "personal responsibility" ...

    The problem with books that get built up is that they often don't live up to the hype. Prior to reading this book I'd listened to hours of Jocko Willink doing interviews on different podcasts as well as hosting his own. I had a good idea of his ethos and worldview. What I didn't have w...

    Another great book at the beginning of 2017! This book is part business-self-help and part Navy-SEALs-in-combat. I was skeptical that it would be a good combination. It was great. The authors, though having spent many years in the military, do seem to understand how businesses should w...

    If your company is struggling with any sort of issue, this book has a resolution: Extreme Ownership. Extreme Ownership means taking full responsibility for mistakes made under your leadership and making the proper adjustments to prevent those mistakes from happening again. Leif Babin a...

  • Liza Fireman
    May 04, 2018

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

  • Tjen Wellens
    Aug 22, 2017

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

    Very repetitive and a slow read. At times, it read like a textbook that felt the need to point out the same principles over and over again. The format didn't really work for me either. Every chapter tells a story about the authors' time spent fighting in Iraq (both were Navy Seals). Th...

    A must read for Leaders! I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact. Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it. It can also refresh you...

    Ha! I liked this a lot. I don't usually read this kind of stuff, because I'm not a big fan of war or war books. But I'm getting a lot out of it. Maybe precisely because it's different to what I usually read - and it's great to get broader perspectives on things. Jocko and Leif are doin...

    Should be required reading for all leaders. Extreme ownership is a philosophy that can be applied to all aspects of life. In that regard, it should be required reading for anyone looking to take back their life and accomplish their mission. Reading this has been an honor and a priv...

    So, I put this book down back in March to take a break from the arrogance that permeated every paragraph. After having a conversation with an ex-army major, I tried it again. It does present some good leadership advice even if the context is a little off. Like, not everyone is trying t...

    ?????????? ??? ???? ?? ?? ?? ???? ???????? «???» ????? ?????? ?????? ????. ??? ???? ???? ????? ?? ??? ????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ????????? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?...

    Jocko (the author) has a podcast; it's well worth a listen. This is a weird book - half war memoir, half 'be a better leader' book. It kinda works, and it kinda doesn't. That being said it's well worth a read if you're in a 'leadership' position. ...

    Unpleasant (I don't care for all this talk about 'savage, brutal, cowardly insurgents'), but useful. ...

    GET AFTER IT This is an important book to read. It encompasses multiple issues that creep up sometimes unknowingly within a company. One could skip many business books and read this one alone. I would want to pass this around my company but there are likely too many that may find it...

    This book really helped me take extreme ownership for my life and stop blaming others, be they subordinates or superiors. It has helped me achieve less anger and thus more peace in my life. the book has a very engaging format with war story followed by lesson learned and a story fro...

    An easy and pleasant read, but with a lot of value to me. I finally understand the importance of the individual mindset of the leader. The ownership/personal responsibility/... which is key. It illustrated for me why to "start with why" It showed me how "personal responsibility" ...

  • Dara
    Jan 10, 2017

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

    Very repetitive and a slow read. At times, it read like a textbook that felt the need to point out the same principles over and over again. The format didn't really work for me either. Every chapter tells a story about the authors' time spent fighting in Iraq (both were Navy Seals). Th...

    A must read for Leaders! I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact. Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it. It can also refresh you...

    Ha! I liked this a lot. I don't usually read this kind of stuff, because I'm not a big fan of war or war books. But I'm getting a lot out of it. Maybe precisely because it's different to what I usually read - and it's great to get broader perspectives on things. Jocko and Leif are doin...

    Should be required reading for all leaders. Extreme ownership is a philosophy that can be applied to all aspects of life. In that regard, it should be required reading for anyone looking to take back their life and accomplish their mission. Reading this has been an honor and a priv...

    So, I put this book down back in March to take a break from the arrogance that permeated every paragraph. After having a conversation with an ex-army major, I tried it again. It does present some good leadership advice even if the context is a little off. Like, not everyone is trying t...

    ?????????? ??? ???? ?? ?? ?? ???? ???????? «???» ????? ?????? ?????? ????. ??? ???? ???? ????? ?? ??? ????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ????????? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?...

    Jocko (the author) has a podcast; it's well worth a listen. This is a weird book - half war memoir, half 'be a better leader' book. It kinda works, and it kinda doesn't. That being said it's well worth a read if you're in a 'leadership' position. ...

    Unpleasant (I don't care for all this talk about 'savage, brutal, cowardly insurgents'), but useful. ...

    GET AFTER IT This is an important book to read. It encompasses multiple issues that creep up sometimes unknowingly within a company. One could skip many business books and read this one alone. I would want to pass this around my company but there are likely too many that may find it...

    This book really helped me take extreme ownership for my life and stop blaming others, be they subordinates or superiors. It has helped me achieve less anger and thus more peace in my life. the book has a very engaging format with war story followed by lesson learned and a story fro...

    An easy and pleasant read, but with a lot of value to me. I finally understand the importance of the individual mindset of the leader. The ownership/personal responsibility/... which is key. It illustrated for me why to "start with why" It showed me how "personal responsibility" ...

    The problem with books that get built up is that they often don't live up to the hype. Prior to reading this book I'd listened to hours of Jocko Willink doing interviews on different podcasts as well as hosting his own. I had a good idea of his ethos and worldview. What I didn't have w...

    Another great book at the beginning of 2017! This book is part business-self-help and part Navy-SEALs-in-combat. I was skeptical that it would be a good combination. It was great. The authors, though having spent many years in the military, do seem to understand how businesses should w...

    If your company is struggling with any sort of issue, this book has a resolution: Extreme Ownership. Extreme Ownership means taking full responsibility for mistakes made under your leadership and making the proper adjustments to prevent those mistakes from happening again. Leif Babin a...

    I was given this book to read for work. Its premise is that the mindset and principles used by U.S. Navy Seals can be implemented to improve any leadership team. The voyeuristic part of me found the look into the brave and rigorous world of these men compelling. The stories are fascina...

  • Stephen Heiner
    Feb 18, 2018

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

    Very repetitive and a slow read. At times, it read like a textbook that felt the need to point out the same principles over and over again. The format didn't really work for me either. Every chapter tells a story about the authors' time spent fighting in Iraq (both were Navy Seals). Th...

    A must read for Leaders! I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact. Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it. It can also refresh you...

    Ha! I liked this a lot. I don't usually read this kind of stuff, because I'm not a big fan of war or war books. But I'm getting a lot out of it. Maybe precisely because it's different to what I usually read - and it's great to get broader perspectives on things. Jocko and Leif are doin...

    Should be required reading for all leaders. Extreme ownership is a philosophy that can be applied to all aspects of life. In that regard, it should be required reading for anyone looking to take back their life and accomplish their mission. Reading this has been an honor and a priv...

    So, I put this book down back in March to take a break from the arrogance that permeated every paragraph. After having a conversation with an ex-army major, I tried it again. It does present some good leadership advice even if the context is a little off. Like, not everyone is trying t...

    ?????????? ??? ???? ?? ?? ?? ???? ???????? «???» ????? ?????? ?????? ????. ??? ???? ???? ????? ?? ??? ????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ????????? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?...

    Jocko (the author) has a podcast; it's well worth a listen. This is a weird book - half war memoir, half 'be a better leader' book. It kinda works, and it kinda doesn't. That being said it's well worth a read if you're in a 'leadership' position. ...

    Unpleasant (I don't care for all this talk about 'savage, brutal, cowardly insurgents'), but useful. ...

    GET AFTER IT This is an important book to read. It encompasses multiple issues that creep up sometimes unknowingly within a company. One could skip many business books and read this one alone. I would want to pass this around my company but there are likely too many that may find it...

    This book really helped me take extreme ownership for my life and stop blaming others, be they subordinates or superiors. It has helped me achieve less anger and thus more peace in my life. the book has a very engaging format with war story followed by lesson learned and a story fro...

    An easy and pleasant read, but with a lot of value to me. I finally understand the importance of the individual mindset of the leader. The ownership/personal responsibility/... which is key. It illustrated for me why to "start with why" It showed me how "personal responsibility" ...

    The problem with books that get built up is that they often don't live up to the hype. Prior to reading this book I'd listened to hours of Jocko Willink doing interviews on different podcasts as well as hosting his own. I had a good idea of his ethos and worldview. What I didn't have w...

  • Diego
    Jan 05, 2018

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

    Very repetitive and a slow read. At times, it read like a textbook that felt the need to point out the same principles over and over again. The format didn't really work for me either. Every chapter tells a story about the authors' time spent fighting in Iraq (both were Navy Seals). Th...

    A must read for Leaders! I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact. Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it. It can also refresh you...

    Ha! I liked this a lot. I don't usually read this kind of stuff, because I'm not a big fan of war or war books. But I'm getting a lot out of it. Maybe precisely because it's different to what I usually read - and it's great to get broader perspectives on things. Jocko and Leif are doin...

    Should be required reading for all leaders. Extreme ownership is a philosophy that can be applied to all aspects of life. In that regard, it should be required reading for anyone looking to take back their life and accomplish their mission. Reading this has been an honor and a priv...

    So, I put this book down back in March to take a break from the arrogance that permeated every paragraph. After having a conversation with an ex-army major, I tried it again. It does present some good leadership advice even if the context is a little off. Like, not everyone is trying t...

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    Jocko (the author) has a podcast; it's well worth a listen. This is a weird book - half war memoir, half 'be a better leader' book. It kinda works, and it kinda doesn't. That being said it's well worth a read if you're in a 'leadership' position. ...

    Unpleasant (I don't care for all this talk about 'savage, brutal, cowardly insurgents'), but useful. ...

    GET AFTER IT This is an important book to read. It encompasses multiple issues that creep up sometimes unknowingly within a company. One could skip many business books and read this one alone. I would want to pass this around my company but there are likely too many that may find it...

  • John
    Apr 12, 2018

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

  • Theoderik Trajanson
    Apr 08, 2016

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

  • Roberto Isaac
    Jan 20, 2017

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

    Very repetitive and a slow read. At times, it read like a textbook that felt the need to point out the same principles over and over again. The format didn't really work for me either. Every chapter tells a story about the authors' time spent fighting in Iraq (both were Navy Seals). Th...

    A must read for Leaders! I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact. Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it. It can also refresh you...

    Ha! I liked this a lot. I don't usually read this kind of stuff, because I'm not a big fan of war or war books. But I'm getting a lot out of it. Maybe precisely because it's different to what I usually read - and it's great to get broader perspectives on things. Jocko and Leif are doin...

    Should be required reading for all leaders. Extreme ownership is a philosophy that can be applied to all aspects of life. In that regard, it should be required reading for anyone looking to take back their life and accomplish their mission. Reading this has been an honor and a priv...

    So, I put this book down back in March to take a break from the arrogance that permeated every paragraph. After having a conversation with an ex-army major, I tried it again. It does present some good leadership advice even if the context is a little off. Like, not everyone is trying t...

    ?????????? ??? ???? ?? ?? ?? ???? ???????? «???» ????? ?????? ?????? ????. ??? ???? ???? ????? ?? ??? ????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ????????? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?...

    Jocko (the author) has a podcast; it's well worth a listen. This is a weird book - half war memoir, half 'be a better leader' book. It kinda works, and it kinda doesn't. That being said it's well worth a read if you're in a 'leadership' position. ...

    Unpleasant (I don't care for all this talk about 'savage, brutal, cowardly insurgents'), but useful. ...

    GET AFTER IT This is an important book to read. It encompasses multiple issues that creep up sometimes unknowingly within a company. One could skip many business books and read this one alone. I would want to pass this around my company but there are likely too many that may find it...

    This book really helped me take extreme ownership for my life and stop blaming others, be they subordinates or superiors. It has helped me achieve less anger and thus more peace in my life. the book has a very engaging format with war story followed by lesson learned and a story fro...

    An easy and pleasant read, but with a lot of value to me. I finally understand the importance of the individual mindset of the leader. The ownership/personal responsibility/... which is key. It illustrated for me why to "start with why" It showed me how "personal responsibility" ...

    The problem with books that get built up is that they often don't live up to the hype. Prior to reading this book I'd listened to hours of Jocko Willink doing interviews on different podcasts as well as hosting his own. I had a good idea of his ethos and worldview. What I didn't have w...

    Another great book at the beginning of 2017! This book is part business-self-help and part Navy-SEALs-in-combat. I was skeptical that it would be a good combination. It was great. The authors, though having spent many years in the military, do seem to understand how businesses should w...

    If your company is struggling with any sort of issue, this book has a resolution: Extreme Ownership. Extreme Ownership means taking full responsibility for mistakes made under your leadership and making the proper adjustments to prevent those mistakes from happening again. Leif Babin a...

    I was given this book to read for work. Its premise is that the mindset and principles used by U.S. Navy Seals can be implemented to improve any leadership team. The voyeuristic part of me found the look into the brave and rigorous world of these men compelling. The stories are fascina...

    Me gusto el concepto de extreme ownership, uno debe planear para todos los riesgos , tener un curso de accion pero siempre estar listo para afrontar la realidad "desacoplandote" de ella o de tu ego y asi ver el todo. Aqui algunas cosas que recuerdo 1. Commander's Intent 2. Todos d...

  • Guilherme De Azevedo
    Feb 06, 2017

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

    Very repetitive and a slow read. At times, it read like a textbook that felt the need to point out the same principles over and over again. The format didn't really work for me either. Every chapter tells a story about the authors' time spent fighting in Iraq (both were Navy Seals). Th...

    A must read for Leaders! I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact. Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it. It can also refresh you...

  • Logan Streondj
    Jun 25, 2018

    Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many boo...

    I don't remember how I first ran across Jocko Willink on the internet, but visiting him on Twitter has become a daily motivational fix for me. Here's a man who was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, including combat experience in Iraq, and service as a Navy SEAL instructor. The man is a BEAST, ...

    (3.5) Little formulaic and contrived business cases, I enjoyed the demonstration of leadership principles in military setting The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts: * military (o...

    The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame Notes: - A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members. - Take personal responsibility for your failur...

    It's one of the best non-academic management books that I've ever read. The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philo...

    This book wasn't saying anything new or different from all the other management/life improvement books. Take responsibility. Manage from the bottom up (the latest and greatest way of management). I couldn't physically read it and had to listen to audiobook to even be able to focus. Eve...

    Interesting book well worth a read and if you like it try reading https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/b... - it's free and should only take 20 minutes! You may suddenly realise the backgrounds of those you next encounter at a training course, away day or board meeting may not be precis...

    There are many books on leadership that focus on one person and what skill set a leader must possess in order to succeed. The authors of this book take it a step further, successfully using the knowledge that helped them overcome enormously difficult tasks in combat situations and inte...

    This book is not for everyone, as you will constantly hear military jargon. Besides the leadership lessons it also gives you some insight on how the war is really like, not sure everyone will enjoy this in a leadership book. For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, ...

    I am a huge believer that leadership and management makes it or breaks it. It builds people, it enables them, it empowers them. If done right, it is outstanding. People are happy, and take ownership and initiative, mentorship is happening, product is becoming outstanding and then manag...

    This is an excellent leadership book, as judged by someone who usually is skeptical of the genre. I would not have read it if I hadn't heard the author's interview with Sam Harris. But I'm thankful that I did. First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on thi...

    I read this because I was making fun of a friend for reading it. Really fascinating to read a book by someone who thinks so differently from me in so many ways. Provokes some thoughts about how the mentality of warfare and the metaphor of the warrior really shape how these people appro...

    Inspiring tale with a straightforward message This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world. It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. ...

    Very repetitive and a slow read. At times, it read like a textbook that felt the need to point out the same principles over and over again. The format didn't really work for me either. Every chapter tells a story about the authors' time spent fighting in Iraq (both were Navy Seals). Th...

    A must read for Leaders! I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact. Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it. It can also refresh you...

    Ha! I liked this a lot. I don't usually read this kind of stuff, because I'm not a big fan of war or war books. But I'm getting a lot out of it. Maybe precisely because it's different to what I usually read - and it's great to get broader perspectives on things. Jocko and Leif are doin...

    Should be required reading for all leaders. Extreme ownership is a philosophy that can be applied to all aspects of life. In that regard, it should be required reading for anyone looking to take back their life and accomplish their mission. Reading this has been an honor and a priv...

    So, I put this book down back in March to take a break from the arrogance that permeated every paragraph. After having a conversation with an ex-army major, I tried it again. It does present some good leadership advice even if the context is a little off. Like, not everyone is trying t...

    ?????????? ??? ???? ?? ?? ?? ???? ???????? «???» ????? ?????? ?????? ????. ??? ???? ???? ????? ?? ??? ????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ????????? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?...

    Jocko (the author) has a podcast; it's well worth a listen. This is a weird book - half war memoir, half 'be a better leader' book. It kinda works, and it kinda doesn't. That being said it's well worth a read if you're in a 'leadership' position. ...

    Unpleasant (I don't care for all this talk about 'savage, brutal, cowardly insurgents'), but useful. ...

    GET AFTER IT This is an important book to read. It encompasses multiple issues that creep up sometimes unknowingly within a company. One could skip many business books and read this one alone. I would want to pass this around my company but there are likely too many that may find it...

    This book really helped me take extreme ownership for my life and stop blaming others, be they subordinates or superiors. It has helped me achieve less anger and thus more peace in my life. the book has a very engaging format with war story followed by lesson learned and a story fro...